Despite all its madness, Cologne is one of the most important business locations in Germany. The connection to the Rhine and the proximity to the Ruhr area and the Benelux states have a high influence on the economic life of the city. Cologne is famous for its Ford factories, being some of the city’s largest employers. Moreover, the “Echt Kölnisch Wasser” (4711), which is now marketed by Mäurer & Wirtz GmbH in the Rhineland, plays an essential economic role.
In addition, Cologne is well known for its involvement in the media business. In addition to Westdeutscher Rundfunk, private television stations such as RTL, RTL 2 and VOX also have their headquarters in Cologne. Although the tv series plays in Munich, the classic German show Lindenstraße is filmed in Cologne. In the popular quiz show “Who wants to be a millionaire” with Günther Jauch, not only legal questions are asked and answered. With respect to your legal questions, however, you should rather contact our lawyers than rely on the questions and answers from television and the Internet. The lawyers at our Cologne office will support you with their expertise in all legal questions and problems.
In addition, Cologne is home to countless trade fairs from all sectors of the industry; both in the fields of nutrition (Anuga), art and culture (Art Cologne) and gaming (GamesCom). Due to the trade fair location in Cologne, our law firm is regularly commissioned by international companies to draw up the relevant contracts. Furthermore, our lawyers regularly assist clients in trademark issues or competition disputes concerning trade fair exhibitions.